ON THE WAY
BMW i8 AND M3/M4
Just when we’d thought BMW had forsaken its core capability — sweet driving, compact, balanced rear-drive fun cars — it lobs the 2 Series at us. Now, in one crowded week, it unleashes the possibly game-changing i8 hybrid supercar and then its longstanding hero car, the M3. Except now the M3 is a sedan only; the coupe is called M4. Gover’s driving the lot in the US and Europe. Here in June, the M3 is $156,900; the M4 $166,900.